*** Cooler Weather on the way with a slight chance of showers ***
76°F – We have a lot going on weatherwise, and firewise as well all over the state..
As you’ve probably heard, we have fires burning all over the state, 2 huge fires to our south in the Sequoia National Forest, another in Amador county, is reporting 132 structures destroyed. another big fire (the Valley Fire) in Lake county south of Clear Lake is threatening the towns of Cobb and Middletown, which is on fire. The fire has grown from 50 acres less than 24 hours ago, to over 40,000 acres as of this morning.
Twitter feeds and Yubanet are reporting much of the town of Middletown is destroyed as well as Harbin Hot Springs. 3 other large fires are also burning in Shasta county and in the coast range east of Crescent City. Smoke from the fires will continue to impact the local area here in the foothills for the next few days but may improve as delta breezes help scour out the smoke from the area.
The good news is (yes, there is good news), we have much cooler, more unsettled weather moving in to the area today, lasting well into mid week, next week.
Moisture from the remnants of former Hurricane Linda is beginning to stream into Nor Cal off the Pacific. Sprinkles or light showers will continue to work their way north and eastward today, with a slight change of a shower in the foothills later today into this evening. The best chance for precip looks to be over the Sierra.
Forecast model confidence continues to increase that a more substantial, colder storm is to arrive on Wednesday. Originating from Alaska, this system should bring the first fall-like weather we’ve seen this season to the foothills, bringing a greater chance of showers locally with snow (yes snow!) possible over the ridgetops in the Sierra above 8,000 ft.
We’ll keep you posted on the latest. Stay tuned!
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